RIP Robin Williams
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#25 Aug 12, 2014
Demon wrote:
<quoted text> but I ' do ' like you......you're my kinda guy.
MMMMMMmmmmhhhhhhhhhhm Mine too. I'll share him with you.

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#26 Aug 12, 2014
Emerald wrote:
We can never know what it's like in another person's shoes. Robin seemed to have it all - fame, fortune - and he was so brilliant and funny. For some time, I had thought there was something a bit troubling about Robin, something beneath the exterior of humor and laughter. Perhaps he felt insecure no matter how famous he was and how hard he worked to get there. So many like him have traveled that path. He suffered ill health for a time and maybe that and growing older was too distressing for him to handle. Not all of us can face those issues when they happen, and I suppose it's that much more difficult when you're famous and in the public eye all of the time. I will always remember the early days of "Mork and Mindy". Robin was a natural and he will be missed.
An interesting point..
In retrospect... I observed, from recent pics of him,
he had a worn kind of look...one of strain, I'd have thought...

Growing older is natural (to us all)
I have NO problem with it!'cos, as I see it,
we ALL travel the same road..
from the cradle to the grave!(albeit..at different stages)

but, as you say, when one is in the public eye, it may be otherwise..

We are all differently made!

Tho' this is not AMERICA .. his home place..
He's all over the papers 'here ' too..
and remembered in the most complimentary of ways.

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#27 Aug 13, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
This is a time when we are all saddened about what depression can do. So everyone, think about it, take a look at the contacts list in your phone. If you see someone that you haven't heard from in a while, give them a jingle. You never know who is suffering from depression. Sometimes they are the most cheerful person you know. Many times one of the first signs that a person is suffering is simply withdrawing from the world. A person may still be going to work, telling jokes and putting on a good game face, however, once the "game" is done for the day, this person may simply drop on the couch and struggle to find the strength to take a shower or make dinner. The phone doesn't ring, nobody comes by, horrible lonely and dark thoughts run through the mind. And for some people, this cycle goes on for days, weeks and months. You CAN make a difference. Check on your friends, just because they were at work today or in the grocery store this weekend doesn't mean that everything is ok. Give somebody a call today, YOU could be a lifesaver!
It occurred to me that even now, in death, Robin Williams can continue to be an
inspiration to others. Which may sound a bit of a strange statement, but
so many dismiss depression as a fabrication of the sufferer's mind, to 'just
get over it'..I have witnessed this said.
In this day and age it should be accepted as being a significantly powerful
form of illness.
In ending his life because of a long standing depression, those who disregarded
this complaint as trivial, may well now sit up and take notice. This would include
family, friends and even the medical profession, in some cases their patients
are not given the treatment they would need.
This post of yours, 2 Special, could also trigger recognition with many who are
not aware of having this condition.....myself included. So a warm thankyou
from me!

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#28 Aug 13, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
It occurred to me that even now, in death, Robin Williams can continue to be an
inspiration to others. Which may sound a bit of a strange statement, but
so many dismiss depression as a fabrication of the sufferer's mind, to 'just
get over it'..I have witnessed this said.
In this day and age it should be accepted as being a significantly powerful
form of illness.
In ending his life because of a long standing depression, those who disregarded
this complaint as trivial, may well now sit up and take notice. This would include
family, friends and even the medical profession, in some cases their patients
are not given the treatment they would need.
This post of yours, 2 Special, could also trigger recognition with many who are
not aware of having this condition.....myself included. So a warm thankyou
from me!
Interesting .. what you just wrote El,
apparently he had a lot of other pressures financial etc,that fed
Into the depression..

Sad how his daughter put it when she said that
He was so universally loved, why did he feel it
necessary to leave..
Obviously no one close to him knew the depths
he had unfortunately reached.

I was shocked too to read somewhere how his daughter had to
abandon TWITTER 'cause of remarks that are
being made against the family!

As IF they haven't enough grief just now.

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#29 Aug 15, 2014
Just released that he had Parkinson's disease.

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#30 Aug 15, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting .. what you just wrote El,
apparently he had a lot of other pressures financial etc,that fed
Into the depression..
Sad how his daughter put it when she said that
He was so universally loved, why did he feel it
necessary to leave..
Obviously no one close to him knew the depths
he had unfortunately reached.
I was shocked too to read somewhere how his daughter had to
abandon TWITTER 'cause of remarks that are
being made against the family!
As IF they haven't enough grief just now.
Huge pity that his daughter was so attacked online....especially
at a particularly vulnerable time. An all time low to do that.

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#31 Aug 15, 2014
ms_Sweeter wrote:
Just released that he had Parkinson's disease.
I believe so...and dare say that the combination of financial troubles, rejection
of his news series he was banking on saving him from bankruptcy, and
anything else we are not aware of....led to his demise.

But I have to say, I hope that his having Parkinson's in it's early stages,
was not the sole reason, as it does not send out a good message to
others have are battling this condition. One thinks of Michael J. Fox
and Mohammed Ali and their will power in living with it, and they are
an inspiration.

'Morning ms_Sweeter! and 'Afternoon Grace!
Instigator

Charlestown, IN

#32 Aug 15, 2014
Robin Williams will always have a special place in my heart.

I consider him to be the greatest stand up comedian that ever lived, and most certainly the best one in my life time. A brilliant actor as well, and to find out that he studied at Juilliard, was just a pleasant surprise. One of the most superb entertainers on our planet.

I was saddened to hear this news, and the complications in his life that apparently added to his early demise. I was sort of selfishly hopeful that he was making a big comeback when his latest movie came out ( The Angriest Man in Brooklyn).. which I thought was a good movie and great performance by himself.

But I'm even more troubled that part of our human race could see fit to use this unfortunate tragedy, as fodder to attack his poor daughter on line. Doesn't say much for certain members our own kind.

Here's hoping that Robin has a chance to kick all of them in the keester, just before they get sent to where these kind creeps deserve to go... but just my opinion. And one that I will stick by.





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#33 Aug 15, 2014
ms_Sweeter wrote:
Just released that he had Parkinson's disease.
Aww..
Given his personality.. I understand his decision..
His greatness is defined by more than his genius.. He carried himself openly and honestly throughout his career.. An icon who earned his place by his craft..not his lifestlyle shenanigans...
A true Star..

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#34 Aug 15, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe so...and dare say that the combination of financial troubles, rejection
of his news series he was banking on saving him from bankruptcy, and
anything else we are not aware of....led to his demise.
But I have to say, I hope that his having Parkinson's in it's early stages,
was not the sole reason, as it does not send out a good message to
others have are battling this condition. One thinks of Michael J. Fox
and Mohammed Ali and their will power in living with it, and they are
an inspiration.
'Morning ms_Sweeter! and 'Afternoon Grace!
Good afternoon Eleanorigby.....

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#35 Aug 15, 2014
reebie wrote:
<quoted text>
Aww..
Given his personality.. I understand his decision..
His greatness is defined by more than his genius.. He carried himself openly and honestly throughout his career.. An icon who earned his place by his craft..not his lifestlyle shenanigans...
A true Star..
Whatever his reasons for doing it, its a sad thing. Just goes to show that even if your rich and famous you still have problems that any ordinary person can suffer. Sad thing for his family.
Ami in Miami

United States

#36 Aug 15, 2014
Instigator wrote:
Robin Williams will always have a special place in my heart.
I consider him to be the greatest stand up comedian that ever lived, and most certainly the best one in my life time. A brilliant actor as well, and to find out that he studied at Juilliard, was just a pleasant surprise. One of the most superb entertainers on our planet.
I was saddened to hear this news, and the complications in his life that apparently added to his early demise. I was sort of selfishly hopeful that he was making a big comeback when his latest movie came out ( The Angriest Man in Brooklyn).. which I thought was a good movie and great performance by himself.
But I'm even more troubled that part of our human race could see fit to use this unfortunate tragedy, as fodder to attack his poor daughter on line. Doesn't say much for certain members our own kind.
Here's hoping that Robin has a chance to kick all of them in the keester, just before they get sent to where these kind creeps deserve to go... but just my opinion. And one that I will stick by.
"I consider him to be the greatest stand up comedian that ever lived,.."

I've seen those routines. Most of the time he couldn't have preformed one of those stand ups or do what he did if he hadn't been all jacked up on Cocaine. The sweat would pour off him and it's a miracle he didn't have a heart attack years ago. Sad but true. Somebody had to say. May as well be me.
nanu nanu

Trexlertown, PA

#37 Aug 15, 2014
Ami in Miami wrote:
<quoted text>
"I consider him to be the greatest stand up comedian that ever lived,.."
I've seen those routines. Most of the time he couldn't have preformed one of those stand ups or do what he did if he hadn't been all jacked up on Cocaine. The sweat would pour off him and it's a miracle he didn't have a heart attack years ago. Sad but true. Somebody had to say. May as well be me.
Blah, blah, blah .......How do you know he was jacked up on cocaine, did you see him use it?



Robin Williams Stand Up - How to know if you have cocaine problem!!

RIP Robin, You made lots of people laugh in the world.
Instigator

Charlestown, IN

#38 Aug 16, 2014
Ami in Miami wrote:
<quoted text>
"I consider him to be the greatest stand up comedian that ever lived,.."
I've seen those routines. Most of the time he couldn't have preformed one of those stand ups or do what he did if he hadn't been all jacked up on Cocaine. The sweat would pour off him and it's a miracle he didn't have a heart attack years ago. Sad but true. Somebody had to say. May as well be me.
It's well documented that he had substance abuse problems in the past. So no, you actually didn't have to say it, but you did.

Now do you feel better?

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#39 Aug 16, 2014
Instigator wrote:
<quoted text>
It's well documented that he had substance abuse problems in the past. So no, you actually didn't have to say it, but you did.
Now do you feel better?
I agree. Insty.. His demons were no secret..neither was his genius..
True geniuses struggle with demons as well.. Their minds being their best quality AND worst enemy..
Van Gogh
Beethoven
I think. Maybe. I'd rather b simple??
Lol

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#40 Aug 16, 2014
The incomparable WA MOZART, a child prodigy, and gifted composer/musician hadn't a penny to his name
when he died (it has been written)

He had to beg and borrow
from his friends just to be able to purchase ordinary daily necessities,
yet it has often been said of him,
that he is probably the greatest musical genius in
History:

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#41 Aug 16, 2014
This pass week we lost a great man, not just a funny man. But a kind good heart but overall a nice compassion man. This pass week I been watching many of his movies in my personal DVD collection as I laugh my arse off still to this day watching his movies again.

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#42 Aug 16, 2014
Mega Monster wrote:
This pass week we lost a great man, not just a funny man. But a kind good heart but overall a nice compassion man. This pass week I been watching many of his movies in my personal DVD collection as I laugh my arse off still to this day watching his movies again.
I agree with what you said..

May I ask which would be your TWO favourite ROBIN WILLIAMS movies?

If I were to pick a serious and a funny favourite.

My choices would be>

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY

and

MRS DOUBTFIRE.

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#43 Aug 16, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
The incomparable WA MOZART, a child prodigy, and gifted composer/musician hadn't a penny to his name
when he died (it has been written)
He had to beg and borrow
from his friends just to be able to purchase ordinary daily necessities,
yet it has often been said of him,
that he is probably the greatest musical genius in
History:
:)

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#44 Aug 16, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with what you said..
May I ask which would be your TWO favourite ROBIN WILLIAMS movies?
If I were to pick a serious and a funny favourite.
My choices would be>
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY
and
MRS DOUBTFIRE.
Well I have the honor to meet Robin Williams a few times in my life he live only 15 miles away from me seeing around and about. So I was able to know him in a different way then most. But for me with movies it's hard but it would have to be.

The Bird Cage & Good Morning Vietnam but there was so many movie he was so good in. The fans of Robin William will have the pleasure to see a total of three new movies that will come out in the next couple years that were finished.

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